Since each doctoral research project carried out under the auspices of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain is expected to be inherently interdisciplinary, all Mind and Brain faculty members are committed to providing timely feedback and advice to any doctoral candidate in the program.
Acceptance into the School presupposes that each doctoral project is supported by two supervisors. Before applying or during the admission process students should either contact members of the School’s faculty directly to enquire about the possibility of supervision or turn to the management of the school for advice on how to identify a suitable supervisor. Usually the matching between doctoral candidates and their research projects and suitable supervisors will have been completed by the end of the admission process. At least one of the supervisors must be a member of the School’s faculty.
For each doctoral candidate a supervision and training agreement between the doctoral candidate, the two thesis supervisors, and the graduate school, represented by one of the academic directors, will be drawn up (Betreuungsvereinbarung).
Whenever possible, candidates will be integrated into research groups organized around a specific project and supervised by group leaders. As members of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, they will also be part of a larger peer group of doctoral candidates. This forum will allow them to discuss their ideas, present their findings, explore further lines of investigation as well as stimulate interdisciplinary discussion.